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wrote this book called "kabuki democracy" the system vs. barack obama" originally when i talked about this book in washington i thought i may have to explain no, i do not think obama lurched too far to the left and has to be brought back to the right. that is the narrative. where was i? here is the thing. barack obama invited me to dinner in 2005 and i really did not have a strong opinion of the guy going in. i did not want to this is speech in 2004 i was playing poker that night. because i never watch a convention because it is either great and depress he is not the nominee like it would have been a -- would have been. so it did not matter. you might as well have fun. i did not see it but i wind had dinner completely cold. i heard nice things but nothing specific. i was blown away by his boys, self-confidence, and good humor and strong progressive orientation and remember leaving the restaurant walking around a neighborhood in washington d.c. may be thinking my daughter who at the time was seven, would one day be able to vote for this man in the presidential election. i never imagine
at brooklyn college and cuny graduate school. he claims president obama has been unable to deliver on his campaign pledges. mr. alterman points to the american political system as the main obstacle in preventing passage of a more progressive agenda. eric alterman discusses his book at busboys and poets in washington, d.c. the program is just over an hour. >> the right wing that i am these days. a did a tour a few years ago, everywhere i went someone would call up the bookstore and say that i was sick and i had to cancel. and when i was doing a bookstore in l.a., they called c-span to cancel and c-span called me and said, you know, we're sorry you're sick and i said, well, i'm not sick. and the event went on but somebody killed all the electricity in the store while i was speaking. and it was one of those stores i don't want to disparage hippies or anything but -- it was one of those stores where nobody knew where the fuse box was. [laughter] so i had to hold the audience for 45 minutes while they found out how to get the electricity back on. [laughter] >> and i don't have 45 minutes worth
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? and the fear? change we can believe in. in his first foreign policy crisis, did president obama lead his team or was it better to watch than not control? or did he have a hidden hand? and finally, calling jeb bush. why republicans pining for this guy. is it a problem with mitt? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, new york magazine's john heilemann. gloria borger from cnn. "the washington post's" anne kornblut and "washington post" david ignatius. the revolution that overthrew hosni mubarak was a victory for democracy and in many ways for the obama administration in its first foreign policy crisis. the president talked about the historic change. >> there are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place. this is one of those moments. this is one of those times. the people of ejent have spoken. -- eegypt have spoken. their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. chris: david, this is very tricky for the president, wasn't it? this whole episode. >> the president faced a delicate problem. starting two weeks ago which
it to the american people. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, jim webb and jon kyl. and congressman resigns. a warning in the digital age. the honor of the redskins says he has beeee smeared and slandered. he is suing. >> frog is wrong and that is what it is all about. -- wrong is wrong and that's what it's all about. captioned by the national captioning institute >> mubarak steps down, and power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure. nobody knows for sure the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made -- people were absolutely overjoyed at the news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved to shamr el-sheikh, but he finally got the message and stepped down. apparently what he did was extra constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next for the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, loo
't know that! >> that's nonsense! >> multiple choice exit character, characterize president obama's moves in handling the egyptian cries. a, sure footed. b, flatfooted. c, wrong footed. d, none of the above? e, all of the above? >> a, b and c. >> that's all of the above. >> except for d! >> we go out the side door. >> he was cautious, in a rapidly changing situation, and there was fancy foot work there. and he comes out -- fancy footwork at the end and he looks pretty good, yes. >> really? >> well, i disagree. i this he was all over the map. you had some catastrophic situations where the director of national intelligence says the muslim brotherhood is largely secular, huge mistake. had he the king of saudi arabia calling him to the president of the united states, and he ran our c.i.a. director getting information from fox news, for crying out loud. this is not reflect very well on this administration. >> what do they say to him. >> abdullah had a very -- pretty frank, frank and brutal conversation saying do not humiliate your long stalwart ally of 30 years! >> i think obama did well withi
a magic moment for the obama administration? >> it depends on how it works out. it has a few more steps to go here. including what happens in other nations. but just a lot riding on -- just elaborating on colby's point on education and the long history of egypt. these folks and egypt just organize through facebook, twitter, and street talk. -- and straight talk to the overthrow of a 30-year government. the idea that they don't have experience with democracy, it true, but they are smart and are obviously capable of using as many tools to organize -- >> what did he shut it down for awhile? -- but didn't he shut it down for awhile? >> and then they found a way to get around it. these people on the banister did they have quite a bit of stability. >> just one factual point on the muslim brotherhood. it held 88 seats in the last election. as far as political payoff for american foreign policy achievements, at the camp david accords, jimmy carter loses. the berlin wall comes down, germany is the unite -- is reunited, george bush's defeat it. have determined, nato, this is rest of europe, -- ha
, leading off tonight, the big right wing lie. no many how times obama says he's a christian. there's no beating back that he's a muslim. check out this graphic moment from fox news of a frank live's focus group with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do. >> yes, yes. >> how did do you believe that here? >> how many believe? wow. >> that's ten raised hands out of 20 republican caucus voters. do they believe this nonsense? remember, they're the ones who picked the next gop nominee. republicans, religion and reality, our top story tonight, plus suspicions confirmed. what all those tea partyiers want to know. well, here goes. tea partieriers helped vote down an extension of the patriot act last night and hatch is so fearful of getting primaried last year he crashed the tea party himself last night. and it's the right wingers who talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not behind those in the street, supporters at tahrir square. and return of the culture wars. some republican congressmen are stok
100 billion in spending. now comes round two, can they win the showdown with president obama and the democrats? for pain? oh, bayer aspirin? i'm not having a heart attack. it's my back. it works great f pain. [ male announcer nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. it rushes relief to the site of pain. feel better? yeah. thanks for the tip. the smell of home made chili to the site of pain. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. >> after a heated internal battle over just how much to slash spending. house republicans announced late this week, what are the biggest cuts since world war ii, a total of 100 billion dollars from president obama's proposed 2011 budget. house budget committee chairman paul ryan had announced plans last week to cut government spending by about half that. but some of the g.o.p. insisted that didn't go far enough and were pushing for far deeper spend
in the united states, president obama also sounded confident that the end was near. >> we are witnessing history unfold. it's a moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> testifying on capitol hill. the cia director echoed news reports that mubarak would announce his resignation. >> i got the same information that you did. that there's a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> so late into the night, the crowd in tahrir square was already celebrates, moments before president mubarak made that speech to the nation. but afterwards, they were stunned. mubarak told them he would transfer constitutional powers to his hand-picked vice president, omar suleiman. but he did not say he was leaving yet. tahrir square answered him in a furious roar. no, leave, leave, they shouted. >> go out, go out! >> we are here until he goes! >> yet, again, the mood had changed. uncertainty reigned. >> it's not tomorrow morning early. it's to be announced that he is out and the country is clean from him. it's no one can imagine. and no one ca
. >> president obama and the democrats are playing lip service to job creation. >> alan: conservatives meeting in washington, dc point fingers. their straw poll favorites for the 2012 nominations for president. >> leigh: hi there. i'm leigh glaser. this hour much of the bay area seeing clear skies, although some fog reported in santa rosa. get ready for big weather changes in the next 24-36 hours. [ alarm clock buzzing, indistinct conversations ] [ female announcer ] important events can sneak up on you. oh, i am not ready. can i have a couple weeks? you could be ready. you could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks when you replace breakfast and lunch with a fru, ain, and yoplait light. betsy bets. you haven't changed a bit. oh...neither have you... sean. well, yeah. [ female announcer ] go to to start your two week tune up. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: congressman ron paul won the straw pole at the cpac conference. paul won the poll for the second consecutive year with 30% of the involvement former massachusetts governor mitt romney finished second
a breakdown last summer that left 1,200 people stranded for hours in the sweltering heat. >>> president obama and republicans in agreement that the federal budget needs to be slashed. in his weekly address the president said when he unveils his budget proposal on monday he will aim to freeze domestic spending for the next five years, a move that would save $400 billion. he will also look to get rid of unused government buildings and also to freeze the salaries of government workers. that's not all. this morning the associated press reports the president will propose major cuts to a government financial aid plan citing the source within the administration ap says president obama will cut billions over the pell grant program the next decade. pell grants are for college students for low income families >> time is 9:07. first lady michelle obama making headlines with her advice on love. >>> also ahead, another sign that sarah palin could be making a run for the white house. >>> and health concerns at the "playboy" mansion. the symptoms plaguing people that led to a health investigation. >>> and m
barack obama a one-time -- one-term president! >> why are we in a mess with over 9% unemployment? the obama administration is anti-jobs, anti-small business, anti-manufacturing. [ unintelligible ] >> this is the obama misery index at a record high. it is going to take a lot more than new rhetoric to put americans back to work. it is going to take a new president. >> if i run and if i win, this country will be respected again. this country will be respected again. i can tell you that. >> you endured the relentless and hostile attacks from the liberal left such as being called racist and perhaps they should see who is standing here as your keynote speaker. >> geraldo: joining me cpac's keynote speaker, retired army colonel, alan west. congratulations on your election and your new endeavour in congress. >> thanks. it is a pleasure to be with you geraldo. >> geraldo: what do you think about the success of your event, given the fact you had such notable absences, governor huckabee and governor palin, two people who would be widely considered front-runnerers in a conservative mel you s
on "to the contrary:" first lady michelle obama gets frank about her family's faith. then, new research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. behind the headlines: why every little girl wants to be a princess. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the first family and religion. some americans want the obamas to set the record straight about their religious beliefs and practices. this week mrs. obama said the first family participates in church and has a spiritual life. she also said the president prays daily and often consults ministers by phone. but mrs. obama would not disclose whether she has a spiritual adviser. despite many proclamations about being christian, president obama's religion has been debated nationally since he became a canned kate date for national office. just last summer, one in five americans believed he was a muslim and close to half of americans were unsure about the president's religious beliefs. only 34% believed the president is christian. a
obama will be unveiling his 2012 budget. pitting the white house plans against the gop house. as they promise to slash $100 billion this year and if democrats won't work with them, molly henneberg said. >> steve what is in the president's 2012 budget? >> its blueprint that aims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over two years and cost cutting measures including grants to the state, airport funding and public health programs. here is how the budget director describes it. >> we have to start living within our means. our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look at the american people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money we have each year and then we can work on bringing down our national debt. >> reporter: the budget cuts to defense spending but does not cut the third rail of politics, medicare and social security. >> gregg: the entitlement programs, steve, the president seems to be responding to gop demands for the budget cuts what is the republican reaction so far? >> reporter: they don't think
president obama in 2012? and does he want to. >> alisyn: more from the the highlights and cpac. >> clayton: a new report shows errors among air traffic contollers have doubled in the last year alone. is it even safe to fly? former air traffic controller says there needs to be more experience on the job. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> now, unfortunately we should have taken that camera three seconds, flexing. >> clayton: i was doing my air traffic controller moves as we were welcoming in "fox & friends." coming up on the show, we've got live stock. this is a tarp we've set up in the studio because the super pet expo is here in new york city, a giant pig is going to be in here, pig picasso is going to be there. >> alisyn:. >> dave: i've got ham here. >> alisyn: don't tell picasso that, don't mention bacon or picasso is here. thank goodness, square na away. >> dave: i'm looking forward to the live report out of cairo, a fox news alert, the egyptian military trying to clear all protesters from kay row's main square, taking down the tents they've used to camp out in the square overni
done by the blizzard of obama administration job- crushing which it -- regulation. but we cannot today to what needs to be done for our country. so as we prepare for starting today for the next 21 months, i ask you to remember the words of my fellow mississippian, fred smith, the founder and ceo of that act. fred says, "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." [laughter] [applause] and the main thing is electing a republican president next year. [applause] we cannot put america on the right track until we elect a republican president in 2012. and a republican senate to join the republican house in enacting those crucial policies. we will not have the policies that lead to economic growth, job creation, smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, rational regulations, and the stronger american presence in the world in every dimension until we had a republican president to lead for those right policies, the ones that will achieve the right results for america and the world. namaste, the reckless policies of the obama administration and the left-wing congress has brou
money," ali velshi is off this week. >>> if president obama is going to keep his job, he's going to have to figure out a way to get americans back to work. >>> our measure of success has to be whether every american who wants a job can find a job. whether this country is still the place where you can make it if you try. >> michael steele is the former chairman of the republican national committee. michael, we saw republicans work with the administration to get tax cuts extended. and it resulted in quite a bit of positive momentum for president obama. what's the political incentive for republicans to unite with hill on job creation ahead of the november 2012 election? >> well i think the incentsive is that it gives the republicans an opportunity to speak with clairedy on their views on how jobs are created, where we invest in the private sector, not in government institutions. that put in place the various strategies whether it's tax cuts or reduction in spending on various areas of the economy. that will allow that growth to infest and grow. those types of conversations are important to
prospect of a potentially invigorated alliance with president obama just made the big trick last fall and this falls on bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new substantively different kind of relationship with india and really after the enormous disappointment of the long term partnership we have a partnership with pakistan it seems to have failed in some respects. but i definitely want to get back to that and of course your fear. but you look at is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and your recommendation that ultimately we are going to have to find the nixon and china moment where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we come to some different kind of accommodation or even a new alliance with iran. so let's take those three. israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of israel. it is something that's not an issue. if you're on what to build a nuclear weapon, which the israelis say is now three to five years out, that's another issue. but the current circumstances is not the survival of israel. in 197374 their it
a -- adjust the nation's expectations. many kind things have been said by mr. obama about your father as a leader and president. one of the things you wrote in the book, given the fact that every republican holds him up as the standard bearer, the one piece of public ground. you write in the book, ronald reagan could not win the republican nomination today. >> guest: i had this conversation with newt gingrich. they said, you know, it's interesting. the liberals seem to only knee that ideology to follow. conservatives are always looking for someone to lead them. if that person isn't there they break into factions. you get all these different factions all over the map. so what i say there is if ronald reagan is never present and throws his hat into the ring in 2008 or 2012, who would, in fact, attacking? all you could look at would be his gubernatorial years. the no-fault divorce. raise taxes. sign the abortion bill. my god, he was a union leader. you sit there and think about the ads that come out against him. anti-tax, raise taxes. anti-abortion, abortion. pro marriage, you know, no-f
poll will be. no, it will not be obama. thank you. >> one feature of the conservative political action conference every year is the presidential straw poll, voted on by those who attend the conference. the top winners are the same as last year. ron paul got 30% of the vote followed by mick rahm 8 with 23 percent of the vote. former new mexico governor gary johnson and new jersey governor christie receive 6% of the vote. last year pottery third-place finisher was former lasted governor syrup island. this year she finished ninth with 3% of the vote. next, former white house press secretaries to talk about life in the white house. then the white house congressional dinner. after that from the conservative political action conference, mississippi governor haley barbour. now, a discussion of the role of the white house press secretary. we will hear from michael mccurry and dee dee myers preserved under president clinton and president george w. bush's press secretaries dana perino and frank sesno. george washington university's school of media and public affairs posted this event. it
. >> if you have not planter valentine's day celebration yet, there is still hope. >> president obama will roll out his 2012 budget tomorrow, but the political battle is already underway. republicans say the president is not cutting enough, but they are not just fighting him, they are fighting each other about the bottom line. >> president obama is about to unveil his 2012 budget, and it would slash one trillion dollars in spending over a decade. >> the budget asked washington to live within its means, while at the same time investing in our future. >> republicans say investing is just code for spending more, and they will not do it. >> this is not winning the future, this is spending the future. next president is calling for cuts in programs ranging from the forestry service to low- income heating assistance. even cuts to community organizers like he used to be. >> the notion that we can do this painlessly, it is not possible to do it painlessly. >> the cuts are short of what was suggested. >> this president has been punting. >> while republicans by the president over dexter spending
budget battle. president obama prepares to submit his spending plan while conservative republicans are >>> egypt's military leaders have met two key demands by announcing they suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament. known as the ruling council did that just today meeting for the first time since mubarak's departure saying it plans on running the country for about six months or until elections can be held. the military is working to clear out tahir square and reopen the surrounding roads to get the country moving again. establishing security will be their first priority. some protestors want to stay in the square. others seem satisfied that the transition is underway. >> people will leave and go home but egypt will come back again. everything will be okay. >> some egyptians continue to celebrate the victory of pushing mubarak out of power, others are taking part in cleaning up the square which is symbolic of their desire to clean up the government and take ownership of egypt. >> how long will egypt remain under military rule should elections be held right away? as s
at the convention. they are hopeful that one of their own will replace president obama. >> make a barack obama a one- term president. >> sarah palin and mike huckabee. and no republicans have officially launched a 2012 campaign, several presidential contenders spoken during the three-day conference. >> we need to restore american optimism, and we need to restore american hope for the future. >> at the conference, their growing power following a victory on capitol hill this week, when the budget cuts triple. a sign that conservatives are increasingly getting what they want. >> what we got in this last election put us in this halftime. . it is a reaction from the country. they said we want something to put a stop to this. >> who president obama will unveil a budget on monday. his weekly address says that he will eliminate waste and make tough choices. >> my budget freezes annual domestic spending for the next five years. these are programs i care deeply about, that will reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade. >> republicans say his plan does not go far enough, and they want much more
. host: thank you for your call. earmjarks if they are not made in congress, does obama get to direct spending? back-to-back "the new york times. next is a caller from dallas, texas, good morning, independent line. caller: is this for me? good morning. i don't have too much to said. i have a comment. i just want to say that i don't know too much about these politics. the question i have is why is everything having to do with the poor have to be cut concerning how the poor. i believe that people want to work and we need jobs here in america. this is like our birthright of america has been deeded over to foreigners. this is our country first. it is not that they are not welcome here. you want to believe that the president has a heart, that he is cutting the most important things. you just don't know with the gop power and the conservative people that are constantly on him. for those who are tired of the poor, let us have the training to have the wall street jobs. i'm sure it would not take too much to catch on making lots of money. thank you very much. host: here is another point -- nex
couple and their daughter. >>> tomorrow president obama will roll out his 2012 budget but the political fighting is already under way. republicans say the president is not cutting enough, but the gop is not fighting the president. they are fighting each other over the bottom line. brian mohr. >> reporter: president obama is about to unveil his 2012 budget, it would slash $1 trillion in spending over a decade. >> this budget asks washington to live within its means while at the same time investing in our future. >> republicans say investing is code for spending. >> this isn't winning the future. this is spending the future. >> reporter: the president is calling for cuts in the forestry service to low-income heating service and community organizers like he used to be. >> the notion we can do this painlessly is not possible. we are going to make tough choices. >> reporter: the $1 trillion in spending cuts is far short of the $4 trillion his bipartisan deficit commission suggested. >> presidents are elected to lead not punt. this president has been punting. >> reporter: the republicans figh
plata high school. >>> president obama is heading up i-95 to baltimore county to talk money and education tomorrow. the president and education secretary arnie duncan and jack lou will head to parkview middle school. the school has a focus on science and technology and math which the president wants to invest in. he wants to cut other programs to increase education spending. >>> egypt military cabinet is trying to restore security. they met to talk about priorities in bringing the nation back to order after 18 days of protests. already they've dissolved the egyptian parliament and suspending the constitution, two key dehe mands from the pro -- to key demands from the protestors. but something is building in an already unstable country. we're talking about iran. >> with rally cries about cairo, protestors in tehran are getting ready to take to the streets. peter ducey explained their demands. >> iranians are spay painting the street signs in iran. they have seen what their neighbors in egypt and tunisia have done and after the liz lambic revolution which topped the shaw of ir
. >> the conservatives who gathered in washington hope to find their choice to replace president obama. >> making president obama a one-term president. >> president obama is no ronald reagan. >> reporter: texas congressman ron paul won the straw vote contest with 30%. the annual conference was about more than picking a candidate in to 2012. the want the republican party to act boldly in solving the country's problems. >> we need to restore american optimism and we need to restore america's hope for the future. >> the tea party showed off its power at the conference. just as it did on capitol hill this past week when freshmember republicans forced party leaders to nearly triple the size of proposed budget ky cuts, another sign conservatives are getting what they want. >> what we got in the last election is a reaction from the country, and they said, we want something in there to put a stop to this. >> reporter: the only question now? who will lead the g.o.p. effort next year to defeat president obama. >> two influential republicans, sarah palin, and mike huckabee skipped cpac this year. they have
of the united states of america. >> from that moment, our world was there with barack obama all the way to the white house. >> that is why i'm running to the president of the united states, so i can listen to you and help set the agenda for change in this country. the best thing for me to do is just make sure that i am delivering my message with clarity, a message of unifying the country, getting beyond some of these old stereotypes, making sure that people feel that i'm sincere in terms of how i want to move the country forward. if we do, then i'm confident that we can still win. if there is anyone out there who still doubts that america is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. i barack obama do so many llemn wear -- >> congratulations, mr. president. >> there was a michael steele before there was a barack obama. i was the only african-american lieutenant governor in the nation for two years before senator obama was elected. >> michael steele was
on world threats. then we will hear comments from the egyptian vice-president and president obama on the resignation of hosni mubarak. >> this week, steve israel of new york, the chair of the democratic congressional campaign committee. we have our reporters to help with the question. reid wilson, editor in chief of "the hotline," and alex isenstadt of "the politico." >> you have taken over a committee that is $19 million in debt. it is one of the smallest minorities you have had in a very long time. tell us about the state of the democratic party from a political standpoint and from the institutional standpoint when you have $90 million in debt in your committee alone? >> thank you for reminding us. [laughter] i love uphill battles. i am a student of military history and for once i love of the battles and there are a lot they can be won. we have a chance to do this. when the 25 seats to take the house back. we had a rich environment of 61 seats of seats whose republicans voted for president obama. there are 54 seats currently held by republicans that 55% of their vote or less. qu
of whaps happened in egypt? and back home, president obama hosted a trio of republican leaders at the white house for lunch on wednesday. the common theme -- finding some areas for potential compromise. >> it was a very good lunch and we were able to find enough common ground, i think, to show the american people that we're willing to work on their behalf and willing to do it together. >> but with the president's budget being released tomorrow, will both sides be able to work together on some issues, even as battle lines over spending and the deficit take center stage? >> joining me now, the speaker of the house, representative john boehner of ohio. mr. speaker, welcome back to "meet the press." >> david, good to be with you. >> i want to talk about egypt, this is a developing story. you heard rick santorum, former senator, might run for president, voicing the view of some republicans, that we were hasty here and that the united states walked way way from a stalwart ally and we don't really know what the consequences will be. is that your view? >> well egypt has been a strong ally of the un
proposed spending cuts. and president obama is expected to do the same monday, joining us now, the g.o.p.'s point man in the debate, house budget committee chairman paul ryan who comes from his home state of wisconsin. congressman, as we say, president obama presents his budget for 2012 tomorrow. and he reportedly is going to offer a plan that would cut the deficit as aides say $1 trillion over the next decade and the key features a five year freeze on spending and considerable tax increases on the wealthy. from what you have heard what do you think of the president's plan? >> it sounds like the similar badges he has been giving us last couple of years and last year gave us a $2 trillion tax increase, $700 billion of those tax increases enacted to the health care law and looks like he's coming back for, $1.3 trillion in tax increases, and the discretionary freeze is an extremely high base and blew spending out the gather the last two years, 24% increase in domestic discretionary spending and stimulus on top is an 84% increase and wants to freeze for a few years off the high levels, l
, it will be possible to shut off any spending to be used this year to a force obama care -- to enforce obama care. those of you know me know that i am not easily satisfied. there is the position i have taken. >> ready? >> solutions waiting for a problem. so in december, when it became clear, when the c.r. was tasked to fund the government, we must not only shut off all funding for obama care for the rest of this fiscal year, but we should follow the model of the fundi that shut off the four -- what shut off the funding for the vietnam war. that is there, and it exists in other scenarios, as well. notwithstanding any other section law, all funds that have been heretofore appropriated, and obama care automatically appropriates as well as of the rises, we can shut those ofcom and if we do not come obama in here will become a growing malignant tumor -- we can shut those off, and if we do not, obama care will become a growing megan touma wrote -- malignant tumor. shutting off all funding that has beenut in the pipeline for the funding of obama care must be done. fight on. if we do not fight on this g
. >> go ahead. >> she's been attacking the obama administration, one of the most prominent critics in the past year. she does what she feels like. i don't think -- she likes to say she's not left or right. she's obviously more left leaning, but she likes to do what's interesting and dramatic. i think you're going to see that more than anything else. >> let's face it, over the career she's been both left and right. >> she once was a -- somebody who was -- confident of newt gingrich, married to a republican. you've written a book on aol, why does it seem, at least until now a hodge poj of different sites without a strong brand. >> because it's a hodge podge of sites without a definite band. he's trying to make something of it. they are doing probably what yahoo! should be doing. someone has to be the konde nast of the internet. they have to form this thing. it's not like a gigantic b business in the same way. it's someone has got to do this. he's trying with this company that's gone through so much history to give it a personality and give it a definition. people like a story and he'
just said. you said that you had a personal interaction with obama and were very impressed with his ideas and how they fit into a progressive agenda. then those of us that live in the press to the agenda seemed disappointed. but then we also want to present these ideas that he was a very much fighting and coming up against the whole system that we know is in place. perry much discouraged this agenda and the way that we want to presented and the way that many people in this country feel and believe it needs to big balanced. you know, my hope is that he understands all the things that you understand and that the progressives understand in terms of how the system works and it will be dealt with. on some level he has a plan in terms of dealing with the obstruction that he is going to come up with in terms of delivering what it is that we really help from his campaign he was going to be able to deliver and whether or not there should be some hope, i guess, is what i'm looking for, ultimately if he gets another term he will be able to deliver on. >> good question. well said. i think he ca
cuts and president obama is expected to do the same monday. joining us, the gop point man in the debate, house budget committee chairman paul ryan who comes to us from his home state of wisconsin. president obama presents his budget for 2012 tomorrow and he reportedly is going to offer a plan that would cut the deficit his aides said by $1 trillion over the next decade. the key feature is a five year freeze on spending and some considerable tax increases on the wealthy. from what you have heard, what do you think of the president's plan? >> it sounds like the similar budgets that he has been giving us the last couple of years. last year he gave us a $2 trillion tax increase and got $700 billion of those tax increases mostly through the healthcare law. looks like he is coming back for another $1.3 trillion tax increases. this discretionary freeze is off of an extremely high base. they just blew spending out the gates in the last two years. a 24% increase in domestic discretionary spending. throw stimulus on top and that is an 84% increase and he wants to freeze for a few years of the hi
washington to president obama. i will be joined by an african- american broadcaster, my friend, george wilson. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle is produced in collaboration with howard university television. now, your program host, national and syndicated columnist, llewellyn king, and co-host, linda gasparello. captioned by the national captioning institute >> hello again. thank you for coming along. i would like to remind you this program is made possible by the arizona public service and its holding co., pinnacle west, and it's interesting chief executive. i promised you a special guest. here he is. george wilson, as i mentioned. ken, you have written a book called "family of freedom -- presidents and african-americans in the white house." you have been the white house correspondent of u.s. news and world report. that magazine has changed more than you have in 29 years. we all have. you have been broadcasting on sirius xm radio for several years now, george, and before that for a long time. >> also american urban radio networks. about 30 years on capitol
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